Economic and Financial Research, M.Sc. | Maastricht University | Maastricht, Netherlands
24 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economic and Financial Research programme from Maastricht University provides students with an interest in economics and finance with a more intense, and high-level training in economics and finance; and a thorough training in research methodology and analytics.  

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The courses in this programme are coordinated and taught by the best research academics within the school. During your curriculum you have to opportunity to work with them throughout your coursework, but also during your research internship. Furthermore, our cooperation with top universities worldwide will allow you to follow guest lectures by international experts, putting you at the forefront of the latest academic research. 

Why this programme? 

The Research Master programme in Economic and Financial Research programme from Maastricht University  is a high-level programme designed for bachelor graduates who wish to further challenge themselves. A limited number of students attend the Research Master in Economic and Financial Research which makes participating a unique experience. Because of the small group size, you have intense contact with your fellow students and tutors. 

Our best researchers and (inter-)national experts are involved in the coordination and education of the courses. Moreover, during your studies you have the opportunity to further tailor-make your study experience by following courses related to your personal specialty (within the university or elsewhere).

Career prospects

Graduates who decided to not pursue a PhD, often continue their professional career in large international organisations, research agencies, consulting, and governmental institutions. Our graduates have found positions such as:

  • Quantitative Analyst, Neuberger Berman
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Modeling Analyst, ABN-AMRO
  • Quantitative Research Analyst, ING Investment Management
  • Consultant Financial Risk Management, Capgemini Consulting
  • Demand Chain Planner, DSM Engineering Plastics
  • PhD candidate, Maastricht University and other universities worldwide

Programme Structure

You choose from a number of advanced courses within four disciplinary focus areas:

  • Econometrics, Finance and Monetary Economics
  • Economic Theory and Behaviour
  • Labour and Education
  • Technology, Innovation and Industrial Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of grades of your bachelor’s programme
Upload a transcript of grades from each university you have attended, plus a translation if the original is not in English.
  • Curriculum vitae 
List your education, relevant extracurricular activities, internships and (professional) experience.
  • Letter of motivation 
Provide good arguments for why you want to do this master’s programme at Maastricht University and why you expect that you can successfully complete the programme.
  • Two letters of recommendation
​Provide two relevant letters of recommendation, preferably from academic staff members.
  • Official GMAT or GRE score report
  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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